A Breakdown of Closing Costs for Buyers And Sellers In Long Island

When you buy a house, there are more costs than the down payment and the mortgage. And when you sell a house, there are costs then, too. Both buyers and sellers pay fees at closing.  Understanding closing costs can prevent surprises and unexpected financial challenges. Here’s a breakdown of closing costs for buyers and sellers … Continued

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Sold Homes Report

Amityville, New York 11701 In Amityville, N.Y., 21 new houses were listed for sale in the month of April and 12 houses closed. Of the sold homes, 9 are in the Amityville School District and3 are in Copiague School District. The highest house sold for $875,000. The original list price was $899,000. This 5 bedroom, … Continued

Top Long Island Buyer and Seller Questions Answered

Buyers and sellers usually have a lot of questions they need to have answered throughout the process of conducting a real estate transaction. There are some differences, though, in the sets of questions asked. Buyers usually have questions for the seller while sellers typically have questions that only their agent can answer. So let’s examine … Continued

Fair Housing Law

Consumers need to be aware of the Fair housing laws governing the buying and selling of real estate. The Fair Housing Act, Title V111 of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 covers Fair Housing and provides laws and guidelines for the selling of real estate. Real estate agents as well as homeowners are prohibited from … Continued

Selling A Probate Property With A Qualified Long Island Agent

Selling a probate property can be very stressful.  When the fiduciary/beneficiary duties of handling a deceased loved one’s estate fall to a family member, the experience can be overwhelming . The temptation is just to get through it all as quickly as possible and settle the estate.  When selling a probate property, the family may … Continued

20 Inexpensive Things to Do Before Listing Your House

As a homeowner,  you have been thinking about  listing your house for sale and moving on with your life for some time now.  After much consideration you have made the decision that the time has come for you to sell your house.   You are excited, but you also have some concerns.  One of your concerns … Continued

What Long Island Home Sellers Can Expect During The Probate Process

The probate process, which often includes a probate property sale, can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. It’s not simple and it can take a long time.   The procedures and guidelines of probate exists for a good reason.   Ultimately, it is designed to keep the executor from making rash decisions driven by grief.  It also … Continued